#1
I'm a beginning guitarist and looking to get a practice amp. I recently purchased a Roland Micro Cube... I think it sounds pretty good, but the "clean" amp models don't seem very loud (ie: the "acoustic" amp model). I have the volume cranked to max and it still isn't all that loud.

So now I'm wondering whether it might be a better investment to return the Micro Cube and get a Cube 30 instead. The Micro Cube seems like it'll work as a decent practice amp, but I worry that it might be something I'll "outgrow" rather quickly. Any thoughts/suggestions?
#3
The Micro is great for portability, but if that's not an issue, then go with the 30.
#4
The 30 should be loud enough to play over a drummer if he isn't using tree trunks at full force. I'd pick the 30, if you have the cash to spare... but the Micro is a great little amp for playing in a dorm room without upsetting the neighbors.
#5
the micro is good for goin around the cube 60 is u rbest bet it shud last u longer
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#6
I'd say sell the Micro Cube, and get one of those Epi tube amps
I'm selling my Micro Cube for one of those Epi amps.
The Cube is a great amp for the price, it could use some more volume on clean settings though, I agree.
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#8
^And come to think of it, the Epi won't get loud clean tones either, the tubes will start distorting
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I'm a retired Supermod off to the greener pastures of the real world.
#11
Thanks for the suggestions, I'm gonna have to think about this some more. Part of me also thinks that perhaps I can keep the micro cube for now, and then a year or so down the road when I'm more experienced and ready to upgrade, I can then splurge on an even better amp (perhaps a Cube 60 or something equivalent).

But then again, if the Cube 30 is good enough to last me for several years, then it might be a waste to even get the Micro Cube now.

But on the other hand, I'm a total beginner (so I doubt I'll be jamming with a band any time soon) and I live in an apartment, so I doubt I'll be able to crank the Cube 30 at all.

Ah, decisions decisions!